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Obama's Dumb Presidential Seal Ripoff

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This is the official Seal of the President…

This is a new seal the Obama campaign created for a meeting with Democratic governors…

And you may be asking yourself, “What does Vero Possumus mean?” Well, the NY Times has the answer and the snark…

Just above the eagle’s head are the words “Vero Possumus,” roughly translated “Yes we can.” Not exactly E Pluribus Unum (Out of Many, One), the motto on the presidential seal and the dollar bill. Then again, Mr. Obama is not the president.

Now, you can obviously guess what I think about this seal from the title of the post, but I do agree with the Chicago Tribune when they point out…

Some people are poking fun at the Obama folks for this. But if you want voters to imagine your candidate as president, what better way to do that than to have him appear behind a faux presidential seal? It actually makes sense on a certain level.

And this is probably a good time to experiment with it. That way, if there’s a voter backlash, the sense that Obama has gone too far, the campaign has plenty of time to throw the seal down the memory hole in the hope that it will have been forgotten by Election Day.

So yes, bad taste on the part of the Obama stagecrafters, and, oddly enough, this is something that McCain could really jump on if he wanted to. Because this is one of those things that could suggest that Obama doesn’t “get it”, even though he may have not even seen the seal or cared what was on the front of the podium to being with.

I hope this one gets tossed down the memory hole this weekend.